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We are a beautiful seaside retreat combining the experience of community living with...

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Recent blogs

The minutes are now available from the recent BCC Open Committee meeting held here on 17th August:

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We are sad to announce the death of Gillian Macklow. Gillian was introduced to Othona in 1971 by her uncle, Graham Whibley, who was a friend of Norman Motley. Gill loved Othona and brought all her... Read More

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Upcoming Events

Fri 11 Oct Sun 13 Oct 2019
Join us for a weekend of harvesting seasonal fruits, juice making and many other practical tasks.
Fri 18 Oct Sun 20 Oct 2019
A time of retreat, input, learning, sharing, reflection, activities and discussions together
Mon 28 Oct Fri 1 Nov 2019
Half Term Bargain Break
Fri 1 Nov Sun 3 Nov 2019
Join us for the weekend of Bonfire Night
Mon 11 Nov Thu 14 Nov 2019
Bird and wildlife watching with experts from the Essex wildlife trust